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Staying Focused

(Overcoming Challenges, Class of 2015) Permanent link   All Posts
 Cameo Ulbricht It’s hard to believe that we are almost half way through the semester. At first school wasn’t too bad, the occasional test, homework assignment, English paper. Now it seems that we have a least one test if not two a week, research papers, and countless homework assignments due on the same day. I have learned quickly to function on 4 or less hours of sleep, from having to stay up late studying for important tests, or from lack of good time management. There have been a few times where I have been part of spirit missions (meant to raise moral), which require us to wake up early. Midterm grades weren’t…bad…let’s just say that I left room for improvement. I have already seen a change in two subjects. One particular class where I have been working exceptionally hard in is Calculus, and still not where I want to be. This past test the average grade across the board was a 58%. Most of us attended numerous CAAP sessions, study groups and meetings with our teachers and still did not do well.

Our regional cross country meet was this past weekend, and we even got to wear civvies! My first time since coming to Swab Summer. It was a very relaxing weekend of great food and company. Our team managed to run away with a 13th overall finish out of 51 teams. The weather was a bit brisk but we competed pretty well despite the weather.

It’s been difficult to stay focused as the end of the semester draws near. Thanksgiving break is only a week away, and soon after that Christmas Leave. Hopefully our internal motivation can help us through the last little bit.

Have a great holiday season!

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